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Advent is a Time of Actively Waiting

published on: December 5, 2019

Season’s Greetings from the Province Center. To say that this time of year is special would certainly be an understatement. Sometimes, Advent is a season of our liturgical cycle that is somewhat overlooked. Christmas trees and lights go up after … Continue reading

Journey with Radical Hope During Advent

published on: December 4, 2019

That’s the phrase coined by Campus Ministry staff members, as students, faculty and staff started a journey of “radical hope” this first week of Advent. They began by looking at different types of prayer, launched by Br. John Eustice, CSV, … Continue reading

New Baby Illuminates Meaning of Advent

published on: December 3, 2019

Viatorian Associates David and Susan Surprenant welcomed their first grandchild on Nov. 25, but that’s just part of the story. Their son, Brendan, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, welcomed Margaret Rhea to the world amid great excitement. Her birth has inspired them … Continue reading

Blessings on Thanksgiving

published on: November 27, 2019

“In our country we have so much for which to be thankful. Many of the blessings we have we sometimes take for granted. Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to pause from our very busy lives to reflect on the blessings … Continue reading

Vegas Teens Affirm their Faith at Indianapolis Conference

published on: November 26, 2019

A contingent of teens from St. Viator Catholic Community and Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas were among the more than 20,000 high school students who attended this year’s National Catholic Youth Conference. The three-day gathering took place in … Continue reading

Viatorians Make Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

published on: November 21, 2019

Viatorians traveled to Israel earlier this month and for most of them it was a first. Fr. Robert M. Egan, CSV, Superior General, led the pilgrimage, which included more than 50 people, including eight Viatorian associates, brothers and priests. “Encountering … Continue reading

Relationships with Viatorians Matter

published on: November 19, 2019

Two hours before the Fighting Irish took on the Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy Saturday, Notre Dame tight end Cole Kmet made his way across campus as part of the team’s “march to the stadium.” Amid all of the … Continue reading

An Opportunity to Help Make Catholic Education Accessible

published on: November 19, 2019

Viatorians have been involved in Catholic education since they arrived in this country, more than 150 years ago. As dedicated educators of the faith, they have worked to provide religious formation and academic excellence to young men and women, both … Continue reading

This Viatorian is a Model Educator

published on: November 18, 2019

Br. Rob Robertson, CSV, accepted the St. Albert the Great Catholic Educator Award at a dinner hosted by officials with the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Center, located on the campus of University of Nevada Las Vegas. In all, there … Continue reading

Viatorians Celebrate New Profession of Vows in France

published on: November 14, 2019

The Viatorian Community in France — the birthplace of the congregation — welcomed its newest member Nov. 9, when Br. Joseph de la Joie, CSV, professed his first vows. He concluded his novitiate year by professing his vows of poverty, … Continue reading

Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed

published on: November 12, 2019

Looking for ways to partner with Viatorians in their mission to help “those accounted of little importance?” Here’s a way that offers real benefits: St. Viator Parish in Chicago is gearing up for its IRS-sponsored Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) … Continue reading

Keeping the Viatorian Bonds Alive

published on: November 7, 2019

In his role as Vice President of Viatorian Identity and Mission at Saint Viator High School, Br. John Eustice, CSV, works to instill the Viatorian charism throughout the school. Now, it seems, his role extends beyond the school walls. This … Continue reading

This New Teacher Returns to his Viatorian Roots

published on: November 5, 2019

Alex Tellez accepted his first teaching job at the new Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School in North Las Vegas, teaching Spanish. Naturally. The role brings him back to his Viatorian roots. For starters, he grew up in … Continue reading

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Global Society

published on: November 4, 2019

Saint Viator High School is located more than 4,000 miles from Barcelona in Spain, but their worlds came together last week in an accelerated Spanish 4 Honors Class. Pre-Associate Kurt Paprocki teaches the class and every semester he connects his … Continue reading

Relics Add Reverence to All Saints’ Day

published on: November 1, 2019

Fittingly, a little known treasure trove of religious history made its debut on All Saints’ Day: relics of saints and martyrs that have resided under the main altar in the Province Center Chapel for more than 60 years. Br. Donald … Continue reading

Mother Nature Displays Upper Hand this Halloween

published on: October 31, 2019

For the first time in more than 20 years, it’s snowing on Halloween in Chicago. In fact, weather experts are predicting a record snowfall today, prompting some suburban communities to postpone trick or treating. Mother Nature’s unusual snowfall was on … Continue reading

Seeing the Beauty of God’s Creation — and their Patroness

published on: October 29, 2019

Three years after parishioners at Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais moved their patroness to the front of church, her beauty amid the changing seasons continues to inspire them. The 7 1/2-foot, 1,400-pound statue — made of iron and dating back … Continue reading

Teaching Science Keeps this Viatorian Young

published on: October 28, 2019

Fr. John Milton, CSV, turned 90 today, but that didn’t stop him from faithfully reporting to Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in suburban Waukegan, where he has worked with its science department since he  retired from DePaul University, in … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Viator Officially Dedicated

published on: October 24, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We are incredibly lucky to have such a supportive Las Vegas community. Please enjoy the video that stole the show! Posted by Cristo Rey St. Viator on … Continue reading

Celebrating St. Viator Day through the Sacraments

published on: October 23, 2019

It was a big weekend at Colegio San Viator in Tunja, Colombia, as 22 students in the upper grades were confirmed by Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro of Tunja. The next morning 27 students received their first communion. The timing was … Continue reading

Unique Feast for the Senses Honors Patron Saint

published on: October 22, 2019

A popular event at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas returned this year, drawing together parishioners of all ages in celebration of its patron saint. Literally, the Taste of St. Viator is a feast for the senses. This year’s … Continue reading

Associate Pat Mahoney Makes his Definitive Commitment as a Viatorian

published on: October 21, 2019

His connection to the Viatorians stretches back more than 50 years, but over the last 10 years Associate Pat Mahoney has deepened that connection even more. He had served as a teacher, coach, dean of men and ultimately development director … Continue reading

St. Viator School Principal Builds Success

published on: October 17, 2019

Mrs. Lisa Rieder began her second year as principal of St. Viator Parish School in Chicago this year, and enrollment numbers continue to build. Perhaps they sense a true Viatorian identity within the school, from the pastor and principal, on … Continue reading

Viatorian Giving Garden Makes a Difference

published on: October 16, 2019

That’s a wrap. The 14 raised beds that comprise the Viatorian Giving Garden combined to produce more than 800 pounds of fresh vegetables for area food pantries this summer. “That’s 50 pounds more than last year,” says Associate John Dussman, … Continue reading

Viatorians Rejoice with the Canonization of St. John Henry Newman

published on: October 15, 2019

For many years, Viatorians have been inspired by the writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman, and now they rejoice that he is a saint. The former Anglican priest who risked everything to become a Catholic was canonized during an open … Continue reading

Viatorian Brother to Run Chicago Marathon to Help Injured Veterans

published on: October 10, 2019

Br. John Eustice, CSV, wears many hats in the Viatorian Community. He serves as Vice President of Viatorian Identity and Mission at Saint Viator High School, while also directing the Office of Vocation Ministry for the Province of Chicago — … Continue reading

African Art Collection Links Viatorian to the Peace Corps

published on: October 9, 2019

Br. Leo V. Ryan, CSV, spent only one year as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps in Nigeria, before he was called away by the Viatorian Community to serve on its General Direction in Rome. Yet, his experience there — … Continue reading

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Celebrates 15 Years

published on: October 8, 2019

Celebrate! Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep marks its 15th anniversary this year. Back in 2004, the Viatorians were among the founding religious communities to financially back Cristo Rey St. Martin when it opened. They continue to support the school … Continue reading

Viator House of Hospitality Draws Increasing Support

published on: October 7, 2019

Support is growing! Two years after a pair of Viatorians opened the Viator House of Hospitality, the mission to welcome young, immigrant men seeking asylum in this country continues to build momentum — and excitement. Its most recent fundraiser, the … Continue reading

Pope Francis Declares Fr. Louis Querbes Venerable

published on: October 3, 2019

It’s official. The founder of the Clerics of St. Viator is now the Venerable Louis Querbes. The announcement came from the Vatican where on Oct. 2,  Fr. Querbes was among eight candidates that Pope Francis advanced one step closer to … Continue reading